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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Kansas on
Q: Rental car>Bad Tags>Pulled over>Charged with FIP>Car Impounded>Jailed

Rented a car and was pulled over due to bad tags. Children's mother forgot firearm. Now being charged with felon in possession. I thought my car was supposed to have valid tags. Now facing multiple felonies.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 19, 2020

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks and time is of the essence in your actions. Reach out to a Kansas City criminal defense attorney, or if qualifying based on need, you could look into whether you are eligible for a public defender. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Kansas on
Q: Can you cancel a sale the day before you were supposed to close?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 10, 2020

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. However, any attorney would need to see the contract before offering meaningful input. Here are a few general points to consider - If you had a valid and enforceable contract, failing to close could constitute... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: live in apt comp & haven’t had a lease for a year. Got notice that my rent will increase by $75 w/o one Can they?

My lease expired a year ago. They rent the apt for $775, (for the new addition, I live in the old apts) new year lease states that rent is $790, month to month is $840 and if I don’t sign either then the rent will go up an additional $25/mo. Can they do this? Should I move to the new apartments... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 20, 2020

If you are occupying a premises on a month to month basis, in most places the LL can change the terms of your occupancy by providing you with the notice required under the document. When you hold over after a lease expires, you are usually on the same as a month to month tenancy, unless the lease... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: If you sign a contract to sell a house as poa and a week later you’re loved one passes away can you continue with sell?
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Feb 23, 2020

The question appears to indicate that an attorney in fact under a power of attorney signed an agreement to sell a house owned by the principal. The sale was not completed before the passing of the principal. For the most part, a power of attorney is not effective after the death of the principal.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Kansas on
Q: What happens in Kansas if failure to pay and return items to Rent-A-Center?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Feb 2, 2020

Probably the same thing that would happen in Florida: the Rent-a-Center can file a criminal complaint for stealing as well as sue you for breach of contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Contracts for Kansas on
Q: I bought a car at a buy here pay here stopped paying due to personal reasons ita been about 8 years now and they have

not came and got it and now its not showing on any of my credit reports did they write it off how do I get rid of the car ?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 28, 2019

You need to see if the car has a lien on it. If it does, you’ll have to pay it or bankrupt it. If not, you are free to do as you wish.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Construction Law and Contracts for Kansas on
Q: What information shall I include in a construction contract ?

What information do I need to include in my bid ?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 3, 2019

Unless you enjoy making costly mistakes you should consult with a business lawyer before drafting a construction contract. Why? Because all reputable contractors have done this for a living; and because the contracts they use are written by their lawyers; and because unless you use a lawyer you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Kansas on
Q: Does new ownership of an asst living facility have to honor prepaid rent?

My mother lives in an assisted living facility and is paid through the end of the year. A new corporation just purchased the facility and they are saying they have no record of the payments. Obviously we have proof of payment but they say we have to go after the old company for a refund and we... Read more »

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Jun 10, 2019

Assisted living facilities are regulated in the state of Kansas. https://www.kdads.ks.gov/docs/default-source/General-Provider-Pages/provider-statutes-and-regulations/ksa-and-kar-for-adult-care-homes/assisted-living---residential-health-care-facilities.pdf?sfvrsn=9c9706ee_2 . One of the first... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: I live in Missouri and am under a one year contract, is the property manager allowed to install sound monitors?

The landlord/property manager has added an additional property manager without verbal, or written notice. The new manager has verbally told me that he will be the new manager. He is installing sound monitors in hallways and wants to enter mine to install one, without written request. They also are... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 17, 2019

I am not licensed to practice in Missouri; nor do I represent your landlord of their property managers. However, unless there is some real demonstrable reason for the landlord or property managers to want to "install sound monitors in hallways" of the tenants' apartments I would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Rights for Kansas on
Q: What does sections 441. 020 - 441. 040 mean?

I had a notice of terminating possession posted on my door

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 16, 2019

They are citations to Kansas statutes being used to do something.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Kansas on
Q: We leased a gas station the gas margin dropped we can not pay the rent to landlord what shall we do
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 13, 2019

Unless the landlord guaranteed that the gas margin would not drop you must continue to pay the rent or the landlord will eventually declare you in default, evict you and possibly seek damages.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: Can I lock a commercial tennaant out for non-payment
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 25, 2019

What does the commercial lease say about slow payments or non-payments? If the lease says yes, then do it.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Kansas on
Q: I need help finding some case laws on the acknowledgment of paternity where it is inadmissible in court

it can be from any state, doesn't have to be from Kansas

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 1, 2019

I often advice people seeking free legal work that they should try Google--which may or may not give correct advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Contracts and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: Bayview loan servicer not applying payments

Bayview loan servicing acquired our property in 2016. It was originally inc,used in a bankruptcy it we stayed in the home paying the monthly payment. Later, I fell on financial struggles which cause me to get behind in my payments. A short while later I was approved for mortgage modification &... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 30, 2019

Hire a mortgage defense lawyer and let him handle it for you. You may have several options.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Kansas on
Q: Does a contract have to be notarized to be valid or can witnesses from both parties work?

I wrote out a contract to sell my Jeep and the buyer agreed on the payment. He didn’t make any payments and I went to repossess it but was told no. He refuses to give me back the Jeep but the title is still in my name.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 29, 2019

I do not practice in Kansas but your question remains open for four weeks. As a general matter throughout all states, contracts can be valid without notarization. In general, notarization is an added measure that more strongly confirms the identity of parties signing a contract or other document.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: If I own a home but agreed and signed a 5 year contract for someone to rent to own my home, can I get my home back?
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on May 9, 2018

There are several issues that would pertain to a "rent to own" agreement that would depend upon the terms of the actual agreement. You should consult with an attorney, sharing with her or him the documents pertaining to the agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Kansas on
Q: I signed a contract with a former employer when I changed my availability they let me go. The contract states if I quit

I owe them the money it cost to train me. Are they allowed to withhold my paycheck?

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Mar 7, 2018

Employment agreements sometimes provide that, if a benefit is afforded at the early stage of the employment, and an employee leaves before having reached a certain anniversary, that the employee would repay the expense incurred for the benefit. Your question implies that your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: Mother wants to sell a cell tower??

My mother has rights to land that her deceased spouse gave her upon his death. On one piece of land, there is a cell tower that she wants to sell. To complicate matters, the land that the cell tower is on has been willed by her deceased spouse to his nephew when my mother dies. Can she sell the... Read more »

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Mar 2, 2018

If a person owns a life estate in a piece of real property, that person would not have the power to sell the real estate outright without the person with the remainder interest participating as a seller in the sale. The tower may be a fixture that, once affixed to the property, becomes a part of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: I was a nanny for a family without a written agreement. They did not tell me they were not going to withhold federal tax

I was a nanny for a family without a written agreement. They did not tell me they were not going to withhold federal taxes from my paychecks, so I am not being hit with their W2 form and a $600-$1500 fee to the IRS because they did not withhold those federal income taxes. Aside from this, I am now... Read more »

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Feb 26, 2018

A nanny who works in the home and is paid more than $2,100 (2018 amount, $2,000 2017 amount) should have taxes withheld and the employer's contribution for Social Security paid by the employer. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employee is entitled to a minimum wage, time... Read more »

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